Grant Releases

By: News Release
Feb 8th, 2019

On February 6, 2019 at approximately 11:56 A.M., the Grant County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Hwy 18 & 35 in Patch Grove Township for a one vehicle crash. The driver of the vehicle, Charles Rauch (61 of Cassville), was driving his 2002 Chevy Malibu west on Hwy 18 & 35. Rauch experienced a medical condition and drove off the road and through a fence belonging to Phillip Neis. Mr. Rauch was evaluated by West Grant EMS. The vehicle received minor damage and was removed by B&M's Towing. No charges filed in this matter. Mt. Hope Fire assisted at the scene.

Hit & Run Crash leads to citations
On 2-5-19 at approximately 11:30 p.m., Shane Steines, age 25 of Fennimore, was driving his 2004 Chevy westbound on Town Hall RD in Marion Township. Shane struck a guardrail and drove away from the scene. On 2-6-19, Shane reported his vehicle stolen. It was later determined that Shane crashed his vehicle and left the scene. Shane was cited for hit and run and failure to report an accident. Shane was not injured and his vehicle sustained moderate damage. Assisting with the crash was the Fennimore Police Department. Icey road, merging cars leads to one vehicle crash

One-Vehicle Crash
On February 6, 2019 at about 5:49 PM the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call of a one vehicle crash on Hwy 61/35/81 near Hwy 81 (just south of Orchard Manor) in South Lancaster Township. The initial report was that a vehicle almost sideswiped the caller, lost control, left the road, and was possibly on fire. When law enforcement arrived on scene, it was determined that the car was not on fire. The investigating deputy learned that Bridget Kazda, 24, of Lancaster, was driving her 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix going west on Hwy 81 and was merging where Hwy 81 and Hwy 35/61 meet. The highway there is two lanes in each direction for a short distance. There was a pickup truck in the left lane and Kazda was in the right lane. Kazda said she was afraid that she and the truck were going to collide and she braked hard to avoid that. When she did that, she lost control of her car and slid off the road to the right. She struck a state highway sign and then went through a barbed wire fence and came to rest in the field. Kazda was wearing her seatbelt and was uninjured in the crash. The vehicle was towed from the scene by Bennett's Towing of Lancaster. The Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Lancaster Police Department, Lancaster Fire Department, and Bennett's Towing of Lancaster.

On February 6, 2019, at 3:15 P.M., a Fennimore School bus was stopped in the south bound lane of Hwy 61, dropping off someone children at their home in Fennimore Township. A semi belonging to Kingdom Livestock Transport LLC (Mohnton PA.) was driving north and failed to stop for the school bus. The school bus had its STOP ARM deployed and red stop lights activated. The driver of the semi stuck up his middle finger as he drove by the school bus and he continued to travel north on Hwy 61. With the assistance of the Mohnton Police Department in Pennsylvania, a citation was issued for the passing violation. This offense sets a monetary amount of $326.00 and four points assessed to the operators license. No children were injured during this incident.